A Very Modern Dictionary: Over 600 words, phrases and abbreviations to keep your culture game on point.

Tobias Anthony


Do you know your ‘lit AF’ from your ‘fire’? How about your ‘bae’ or ‘doe’. Or ‘FOMO’ from ‘JOMO’? If not, don’t fret: communicating in the modern world is hard. Obvi. With more than 600 definitions, let this be your guide to the English language in its current (bizarre) state.

This up-to-the-second updated and expanded edition of the original 2017 publication, A Very Modern Dictionary has been brought back to the very forefront of modern parlance. No need to get the closest teen or Twitter follower to translate – this book is your passport to a new world of communication.

Creator Bio

Tobias Anthony is an author and university teacher in creative writing, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has recently completed a PhD examining the representations of mass culture in contemporary fiction. He has previously published From Ace to Zowie, Should I Buy This Book?, Ginger Pride and the original 2017 edition of A Very Modern Dictionary.

Price £9.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 4 February 2020
Pages 176
Height 189mm
Width 116mm
Illustrations 40 one-colour illustrations
Rights World except North & Latin America, Asia, Australia, NZ
ISBN-13 9781925811360